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Disengaged employees may be making a deal with the devil

By Evert Akkerman


We often read about high levels of disengagement among employees and the resulting cost to the economy. HRDCanada magazine recently reported that despite seven out of 10 employees in North America feeling disengaged at work, just under 35 per cent of employees are planning to switch jobs. This means that only half of disengaged employees are willing to actually do something about it and make a change.

Linking culture to tangible organizational growth

By Brett Richards, PhD


Research has shown that an organization’s culture is linked to its performance. James Heskett and John Kotter, in their book, Corporate Culture and Performance, make a compelling case. They demonstrate that organizational cultures that facilitate adaptation to a changing, disruptive world are associated with stronger financial performance than those that don’t.

It’s important to not confuse skills with competencies when seeking top talent

By Tallys Moreth


In the business and labour market context, there is the term competency which indicates a set of characteristics of an individual that helps them perform their job duties. It is an element of differentiation and companies usually seek to hire talent with already developed professional skills. However, many companies invest in training their employees, so that new skills are acquired, which contributes to the success of the company. What are competencies and skills?

Suicide not only impacts family members, but also colleagues across the company for which the individual worked

By Danny Weill 


People don’t often talk about suicide. It’s a difficult topic that, for many, is both awkward and frightening. Talking about it only after it happens is too little, too late. When it happens to someone in the workplace, the mental well-being of other colleagues can be at stake and have a negative, long-term impact on the company’s productivity.

How transformational leadership really works

By Mostafa Sayyadi


The characteristics of transformational leaders, when used appropriately, represent a leadership model that can be effective to improve a knowledge-based workplace by developing and managing intellectual capital within organizations. Building on the transformational leadership model, organizations can attempt to continuously innovate and create new and valuable services or products by applying new ideas and knowledge.

While supporting all generations

By Patrick Williams


Younger generations coming into the workforce are suffering more from mental health issues than their older counterparts. In fact, millennials are near the top of the list for groups vulnerable to mental health woes.